Your Cheshire and Merseyside Wedding - May/June 2023 (Issue 69)

TOTALLY WICKED STADIUM 01744 455 086 | The Totally Wicked Stadium is the newest purpose-built Rugby League stadium in the country, and is situated in the heart of the North West. This modern facility with spacious suites is capable of catering for weddings of any size, big or small. THE “I DOS” All of the venue’s various spaces are licensed to hold civil ceremonies and partnerships, while some even boast panoramic views of the pitch. From the historical Eric Ashton Boardroom, which holds up to 150 guests to the modern features of The Premier Lounge, able to host the same number, the suites here are sure to complement any theme. THE CELEBRATIONS The Eric Ashton Boardroom, named after legendary former player, coach, director and chairman, offers a one-of-a-kind intimate wedding breakfast space for 40 nearest and dearest. The Stapleton Derby Premier Lounge is located on the second floor of the South Stand. It boasts fabulous panoramic views of the pitch offering an abundance of natural daylight. The contemporary space is also suited to any theme and can accommodate 180 with its own bar and facilities. The Hall of Fame, also to be found on the second floor of the South Stand, is a mirror image of its sister suite with floor-to-ceiling windows. It’s also furnished with the portraits of more than 40 St Helens RFC legends as well as a huge mural depicting an image of every member of the Hall of Fame stretching the full length of the room, lending it a unique feel. The 1873 Lounge is the venue’s largest suite based on the first floor. It’s ideal for larger wedding parties of up to 320 guests. For true rugby fans, the venue offers exclusive pitch-side access with view of the world famous Red V and access to the First Team changing rooms. HOUGHWOOD GOLF 01744 894 754 (option 1) | Houghwood Golf is located in an exceptional spot offering panoramic views over the Lancashire Plain and Welsh Hills, complete with several stunning backdrops for photographs. The sweeping drive through the golf course leads to the stone-built clubhouse complete with terrace and mature, colourful shrubbery framing the 18th green. WHERE TO WED With a reputation for fine food served in elegant surroundings the venue offers exclusive use of the first-floor restaurant for weddings, which is spacious and sumptuously decorated to a high standard. The room has plenty of natural daylight with windows overlooking the golf course on both sides, and has access to a large balcony. It can accommodate 120 for the wedding breakfast, and 180 for the evening bash. The restaurant is also licensed for ceremonies as is the Richard Valentine Lounge for 50 guests, wonderful for intimate and exclusive weddings. There are many special features offered to the two of you for your big day, including photographs by the lake and surrounding garden area. The team will also give you a warm, red-carpet welcome with a glass of champagne on arrival. Courteous, efficient and experienced staff along with a dedicated toastmaster are on hand throughout the day to ensure events run smoothly. As a first anniversary gift, you’ll be offered a dinner and half bottle of champagne in the Fairways Restaurant with the venue’s compliments. © Charlotte McKeegan Photography © Daniel Tyack Photography LOCAL VENUES 15